I made good headway with Storm and Lightning, writing some key scenes and getting the total wordcount up to 40k. Looks like this is going to end up at just under 50k, so a very long novella. I’ve also been working on a few UK Meet plans with my fellow organisers, Jamie Merrow, Charlie Cochrane, Clare London and new addition, Liam Livings. We’re all getting really excited about Manchester 2013!
It was Daisy’s birthday on Saturday, so I spent a fair bit of time this week prepping for her party (and building her a flatpack play kitchen). It was a whole load of work, but worth every second to see how delighted she was with everything, and how much she enjoyed her party. I honestly think her favourite present of all was the Oxford Reading Tree “Read at Home” books (she’s on level 4 now). My little girl just loves reading and is never happier than with her nose buried in a book. Well, okay, she loves writing and art too. She really is a chip off the old block!
The fairy castle cake I made went down a storm (the firework fountain on top helped), as did the light-up helium balloons. My favourite bit, though, was the fireworks display at Longleat that night. It truly was the best fireworks display I’ve ever seen, perfectly choreographed to music. Daisy adored it, even if “Thriller” got a bit scary for her towards the end.
It’s half term, so I don’t anticipate getting a huge amount of writing done. If I can manage to rustle up some childcare I’ll write some more Storm and Lightning, but otherwise I’ll just spend time with Daisy and catch up with friends. Maybe I’ll even finish off a few of those sewing projects that have piled up
What are the rest of you up to?